Holding Pattern

Life ever feel like a holding pattern? It does to me sometimes. But there are a couple of things I’ve noticed about holding patterns…

  1. They ultimately have a purpose. Whether it is a mechanical issue, a problem at the airport, weather, or other factors, the reasons for a plane to be in a holding pattern are for the good of the passengers and everyone in the vicinity. The purpose may not always be readily apparent, though.
  2. They end eventually. Passengers on the plane in question have no choice but to wait it out. But one way or another, a plane has to come down. And the holding pattern may be the difference between coming down gently or, um, not so gently.